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Partnership HealthPlan announces appointment

By From page A9 | August 18, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Amy Turnipseed is the new director of policy and program development at the Fairfield-based Partnership HealthPlan.

Turnipseed previously worked at Harbage Consulting in Sacramento, where she managed the development of the Cal MediConnect Program for the Department of Health Care Services. The Cal MediConnect Program launched this year in five California counties and is designed to coordinate health care delivery to seniors and people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare, a Partnership Health Plan press release said.

“The value of Amy’s first-hand experience with the implementation of the Cal MediConnect Program is immeasurable as we continue to explore ways to deliver high quality health care to our members” Partnership HealthPlan Chief Executive Officer Jack Horn said in the press release.

Turnipseed will manage the development and implementation of Partnership HealthPlan’s strategic goals, including finding new business opportunities, creating relationships with community organizations and developing policy. She replaces Sonja Bjork, who became deputy chief operating officer.

Partnership HealthPlan is a nonprofit, community-based organization that contracts with the state to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers. It provides health care to more than 462,000 Medi-Cal members. It began in Solano County in 1994 and now provides services to 14 Northern California counties.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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